On this day June 23, 1963

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.

The two world leaders met for three days, from June 23 to June 25, 1967, at Glassboro State College, later renamed Rowan University, in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA.

The location was chosen as a compromise. Kosygin, having agreed to address the United Nations in New York City, wanted to meet in New York, NY. Johnson, wary of encountering protestors against the Vietnam War, preferred to meet in Washington, D.C. They agreed on Glassboro because it was equidistant between the two cities.

Although Johnson and Kosygin failed to reach agreement on limiting anti-ballistic missile systems, the generally amicable atmosphere of the summit was referred to as the “Spirit of Glassboro”.



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